FIX: Authorization checks are bypassed when an application calls the InternalProcessRequest method in Commerce Server 2009 R2


When you run an application that calls the InternalProcessRequest method in Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 R2, authorization checks for the request are bypassed unexpectedly.


This issue occurs because the authorization checks do not run when the InternalProcessRequest method is called.


To resolve this issue, apply the following hotfix. After you apply this hotfix, you can call the following new overloaded InternalProcessReqeuest method to configure whether authorization checks should be run:

Public static CommerceResponse InternalProcessRequest(CommerceRequest request, bool isInternalRequest)


  • If the value of the isInternalRequest parameter is True, no authorization check is required. This is the original behavior of the CommerceResponse InternalProcessRequest(CommerceRequest request) API. This behavior is documented in the CS2009 R2 document.

  • If the value of the isInternalRequest parameter is False, the authorization check is enabled.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Commerce Server 2009 R2 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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